Saturday, 25 March 2017

Notting Hill staff consider strike action

Staff at a London housing association are deciding whether to go on strike over proposed changes to their terms and conditions.

Almost half of the 210 members of trade union Unison at Notting Hill Housing Group took part in a vote to decide whether they should be balloted for strike action. A total of 95 per cent voted in favour and 5 per cent opposed the idea.

Unison said Notting Hill had proposed to abolish paid carers’ leave. The union also said the landlord was planning for staff redeployed to a lower-paid job to receive their original salary for six months rather than the current two years.

The trade union members are likely to vote on strike action within the next 10 days.

In a statement Notting Hill said it had carried out ‘extensive consultation and discussions with Unison’ over the ‘reasonable and competitive’ changes.

It said: ‘We value our staff and will continue to try to balance their needs with our commitment to delivering a first-class service.’

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